Event highlights

Filmekimi will take place from October 3-14 this year, screening great movies from all over the world. Check out the full program and buy tickets in advance.

The 29th Akbank Jazz Festival will take place from October 17-27 in various venues. For the full program, visit www.akbanksanat.com. Tickets are available on www.biletix.com.

16th Istanbul Biennial

The 16th Istanbul Biennial will take place from September 14 – November 10 at Pera Museum, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul Museum of Painting & Sculpture, and Büyükada. Click here to see the tips for visiting the Biennial and other art events.

Running parallel to the Biennial, Kundura Cinema is holding a special screening program, As Real Becomes Surreal, about human activities on the planet on Saturdays from September 14 – November 9.

Arter by Vehbi Koç Foundation will reopen at a new building in Dolapdere on September 13. The new program includes seven exhibitions, events, film screenings, and educational activities.

For more events, check out some of Istanbul’s main arts and cultural venues:

Food and drinks

Now is the fish season in Istanbul. Eat in one of the best fish restaurants in town. Also seize the last chance to dine outdoor and enjoy the warm breeze and Bosphorus view.